36 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

36 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Val Masino
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Verona
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
5
Florence
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Marina di Campo, Elba Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Caramanico Terme
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Visiting Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and Parco Valentino will get you outdoors. Attractions like Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Como (Oasi WWF del Bassone, Ciclovia dei Laghi, & more) and FiorirAnno (in Cornate d'Adda).

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Glasgow, UK to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Milan due to the time zone difference. In July, Milan is somewhat warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Val Masino.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Como, Parco Valentino, FiorirAnno
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo

4
nights
Val Masino

Val Masino ©
Escape the urban bustle at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Val Masino side-trips: Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano), Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio) and Gravedona (Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie, Parco Valle Albano, & more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Val Masino route builder website .

Getting from Milan to Val Masino by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Val Masino

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gravedona, Colico, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio ©
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio

4
nights
Verona

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family and River Rafting & Tubing. Kids will enjoy Arena di Verona and Gardaland Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Verona itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Val Masino to Verona takes 3.5 hours. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park

4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary. Kids will enjoy St. Mark's Square and Ponte di Rialto. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel planner .

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Marina di Campo.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Marina di Campo, Elba Island

Campo nell'Elba is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba, in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 140km southwest of Florence and about 90km south of Livorno. On the 23rd (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marina di Campo trip itinerary website .

Getting from Florence to Marina di Campo by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Marina di Campo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiaggia Di Sansone, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get in touch with nature at Wild Foods Italy and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Parco Naturale del Sasso Simone e Simoncello (in Carpegna) and Parco Regionale di Colfiorito (in Colfiorito). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Assisi road trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Marina di Campo to Assisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Marina di Campo in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Assisi, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Caramanico Terme.

Things to do in Assisi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wild Foods Italy, Parco Regionale di Colfiorito, Parco Naturale del Sasso Simone e Simoncello, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Bosco di San Francesco ©
Bosco di San Francesco
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

4
nights
Caramanico Terme

Caramanico Terme ©
Caramanico Terme is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy, situated near the confluence of the Orfento and Orta rivers, on a hilltop between the Monte Morrone and the Majella mountains.HistoryThe town takes its name from either cara, meaning rock, or from arimannia, a Lombard establishment in the late Middle Ages. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parco Avventura Majella and Centro Visita Daini. Get in touch with nature at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento and Il Bosso. Get out of town with these interesting Caramanico Terme side-trips: Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario (in Anversa degli Abruzzi), Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra) and Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga (in Assergi).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Caramanico Terme day trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Caramanico Terme in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Caramanico Terme

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Il Bosso, Grotte di Falvaterra, Centro Visita Daini, Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario
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Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Grotte di Falvaterra ©
Grotte di Falvaterra

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica will get you outdoors. Attractions like Colosseum and Parco Natura e Fattoria Didattica Voloalto make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

You can drive from Caramanico Terme to Rome in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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